Retro Game Love
Nintendo has made an announcement today that a rewind feature is coming to the Nintendo Switch Online’s collection. The said update will be available for NES games on July 17th, 2019.
The older generation who grew on and loved the series will be thrilled by this new feature. The rewind button which will be added when re-released in the modern era is some cool piece of mechanics.
Retro games are known to be challenging and unforgiving, so the capability to correct a mistake can help gamers beat titles that will probably leave them stuck in for eternity.
With this new feature screw ups in Super Mario Bros. and dying on the first Goomba can now be undone. Unlike years ago, in which mistakes can lead to game mess up, now a button press is all it takes to start anew. All you have to do is hold down the ZL and ZR buttons, and you’ll be able to scroll back through a timeline of snapshots of your gameplay and choose where you want to restart from. Now you don’t have to save-scum thru your StarTropics playthrough anymore. What a time to be alive!
This rewind feature will be compatible with the NES games offered as part of the subscription service. The estimated titles are over 40.
Nintendo has a growing collection of 8-bit NES games made accessible through its Switch Online service.
The Rewind will be added to the Switch Online NES app on July 17th. That same day two more beloved games will be added: Donkey Kong 3 and Wrecking Crew.